Phonetic Alphabet






The Phonetic Alphabet as given in Appendix 14 of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Radio Regulations. The Appendix is available at http://life.itu.int/radioclub/rr/ap14.htm.

Letter Word
Pronunciation
A
Alfa
AL FAH
B Bravo BRAH VOH
C Charlie CHAR LEE
D
Delta DELL TAH
E Echo
ECK OH
F Foxtrot
FOKS TROT
G
Golf
GOLF
H
Hotel
HOH TELL
I
India
IN DEE AH
J
Juliet
JEW LEE ETT
K
Kilo
KEY LOH
L
Lima
LEE MAH
M
Mike
MIKE
N
November
NO VEM BER
O
Oscar
OSS CAH
P
Papa
PAH PAH
Q
Quebec
KEH BECK
R
Romeo
ROW ME OH
S
Sierra
SEE AIR RAH
T
Tango
TANG GO
U
Uniform
YOU NEE FORM
V Victor
VIK TAH
W
 Whiskey WISS KEY
X
X-Ray
ECKS RAY
Y
Yankee
YANG KEY
Z
Zulu
 ZOO LOO
     

Number Word
Pronunciation
0
Nadazero
NAH-DAH-ZAY-ROH
1 Unaone
OO-NAH-WUN
2 Bissotwo
BEES-SOH-TOO
3 Terrathree
TAY-RAH-TREE
4 Kartefour KAR-TAY-FOWER
5 Pantafive PAN-TAH-FIVE
6 Soxisix SOK-SEE-SIX
7 Setteseven
SAY-TAY-SEVEN
8 Oktoeight
OK-TOH-AIT
9 Novenine NO-VAY-NINER
Decimal Decimal
DAY-SEE-MAL
Full Stop
Stop STOP


Note: The boldfaced syllables are emphasized. For the numbers, each syllable should be equally emphasized. The pronunciations shown in this table were designed for those who speak any of the international languages. The pronunciations given for “Oscar” and “Victor” may seem awkward to English-speaking people in the US.